The Ethnomusicology program continues a 50-year tradition in 2011-12 of welcoming to the School of Music renowned visiting artists from around the world.
Visiting artists for the 2011-12 academic year include Kedmon Mapana, a specialist in the Wagogo musical tradition of central Tanzania, in residence during Fall Quarter; Andy Statman, an internationally renowned clarinet and mandolin virtuoso in residence during Winter Quarter; and Homayoun Sakhi and Salar Nader, preservationists and innovators of the musical traditions of Afghanistan, and Ade Suparman, instrumentalist and composer of Sundanese music from West Java, in residence during Spring quarter.
Public performances and appearances by the artists include:
- A concert on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., at Brechemin Auditorium by Kedmon Mapana and his students, performing vocal and instrumental music and dance of the Wagogo people of Tanzania.
- A Klezmer master class on Thursday, January 19, 12:30 p.m. in Brechemin Auditorium, led by clarinet and mandolin virtuoso Andy Statman.
- A concert on Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. in Brechemin Auditorium by Ade Suparman, featuring music of West Java, Indonesia.
- A concert on Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. at Meany Theater by rabāb (short-necked lute) player Hamayoun Sakhi and tabla player Salar Nader featuring traditional and original music from the Afghan musical tradition.
Ticket information and details are available on the School of Music events calendar here.